I was visiting my friend Z’s blog , & having a lovely time catching up on posts, enjoying the comments. One piece focused on the Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) story, & a lively discussion had developed. Just when I was getting comfortable, a fellow – we’ll call him Duck – pipes up, claiming b/c of Sanford’s (& others’) disgraceful behavior, that the “family values crew” (conservatives) had been uncovered as “a bunch of hypocrites”.
Thinking this could amusing, I bantered back with my own fun:
“Just because you're (Sanford, et. al.) a watch-maker who can't tell time doesn't make the watch obsolete.”
By then, Z’s friend Duck had already replied to the group, & it was becoming less like fun:
Duck's comment~ “The point you miss is that you have lost the high ground & are going to be labeled hypocrites so that your ‘family values’ noise can be stopped once and for all.
The days of the religious right questioning anyone's values are OVER. You are in the process of being completely marginalized as a political entity.”
Did you get that, friends: family values noise - stopped once & for all?
Excuse me? I don't know where y'all are from, but here, we're likely to say, "Them's fightin' words."
Oh, my friend Ducky...This is gonna be fun after all! I'm just gettin’ warmed up:
Sus quoting Duck~ "The days of the religious right questioning anyone's values are OVER."
"So, should we not question one's values when a father rapes his child. Nancy Pelosi & her NAMBLA friends don't think so...
Should we not question one's values when a mentally incapacitated person is 'put out of their misery' in the name of euthanasia (which would save the govt. a BUNCH on health care - since they’re so desperate to take it over). They'll be able to cull the population quick w/ that kind of logic. Bye, bye, Grandma.
Should we not question their values?
Should we not question the values of groups of people who want to get married including their cats, oh, & Bubbles the Chimp too? After all, they have their Civil Rights, you know.
God forbid we question anyone's values!
Shouldn't human existence be a free-for-all, anyway? No questioning values here...
If it feels good - go ahead, do it. If you're inconvenienced in ANY WAY, plow over the next guy to get what you want...kill that baby in the girlfriend's uterus. Better yet, find out the gender, then decide whether to kill it – if it’s not the sex you want. Obama says it's okay to kill her even as she's being delivered through the birth canal. And if she happens to survive the trauma of attempted murder? Obama says leave her for dead.
Should we not question THAT??
By all means, if YOU'RE put-upon in any regard, it’s your RIGHT to do what pleases you best. And SHAME on the person who tries to call you into question. Shame, shame, shame on THEM!
Yeah. You're right, Duck; don't let anyone question your values. No guilt, no responsibilities, no obligations, no pesky consequences.
Nobody questioning values...No conscience, no heart, no soul, no life. Yes, our society would be much better then."
Three diatribes later, Mr. Duck ends here:
“And make no mistake about it, you are being marginalized. Everyone else has had it with your act.”
Well Duck, we’ll just see about it, won’t we? What I see is your side's smugness (or simple misguided arrogance, I sometimes can't tell which) emboldens 'us', & certainly me. As for being quiet about injustice, & the sickness of immorality that is eating our nation alive…as for toning down the Truth, just b/c folks on your side start calling names? Sorry, dahlin’.
As we say around here, “Bring it on. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”